Rootbeer, too, is turning into a sweetheart. Would somebody remind me please why I needed 3 yearlings, tho???
After we bridled and haltered the select horses we wanted we got our little parade started and headed for the gate.
Getting through the gate with only 4 horses out of 7 is a bit tricky.
Trent and Grace have become convinced that they could ride Solomon and Rootbeer out back. Now, granted, the horses are only yearlings, but the good mother that I am, always encouraging them to try new things, I told them to go ahead and try it. Solomon of course did fine with it as he has been coming along on trail rides since last fall and he has had a good amount of desensitization work and has carried saddles and packs out back before. He didn't mind a bit that Grace was sitting on him. Rootbeer, on the other hand, decided rather quickly that this just wasn't right and let Trent know he was not too interested in being rode anywhere today.
So, Trent decided to forgo his ride, swallow his pride, and he put Solomon back and let me pony Rootbeer. Grace quickly changed her mind, too, and switched for Sassy.
There has been so much rain the last couple weeks that the only way to high land was through water. Lots and lots of water.
Finally~ dry land.
Chance is such a good, big boy. Alexis has rode him now for 2 1/2 years and he has never done a single thing wrong. It is so good to see her love and confidence with him.
It has been a couple of weeks since we rode out to the corral. Just before we left we heard thunder starting to rumble so we couldn't stop for a picnic today.
All was going fine until Rootbeer got wrapped around the wrong side of a tree. After making a couple of attempts to grab the lead rope without getting off of Lightning, as I was riding bare back, he got loose.
The clouds were coming up fast so we decided to just let him follow along home.
He did just fine and stayed right with us. He is a calm, quiet little boy who has great potential.